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Midland Police Department arrests suspect involved in November 2022 homicide

Officers found a 17-year-old male with gunshot wounds who later passed away after being transported to Midland Memorial Hospital.

MIDLAND, Texas — The Midland Police Department have arrested 20-year-old Alex Mitchell for the murder of a 17-year-old back in November of 2022.

The Midland Fire Department EMS and the Midland Police Department responded to a call on November 30,2022 at 5:00 p.m. in the 1900 block of N. Midland Drive involving a gunshot wound victim. 

Upon arrival, they found a 17-year-old male with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital where he would later be pronounced dead. 

According to the affidavit, Detectives located multiple messages between the victim and Mitchell involving a narcotics deal. The two planned to meet in the parking lot of the apartment complex where the victim lived. 

The witnesses at the scene said that when the victim approached the vehicle with Mitchell in it, gunshots were fired and saw it came from a rifle held by a Hispanic male. The suspect, Mitchell, would drive away onto North Midland Drive after the shooting, and he was in the car with two other people. 

Detectives located a 9 mm pistol with tan or brown lower, silver upper and extended magazine at the crime scene. After investigating the firearm, they were able to identify that the firearm did indeed belong to Mitchell. 

Mitchell is currently in Midland County Jail as of January 22, 2023 and charged with First Degree Murder, and Failure to Report a Felony with Death Results. 

The investigation is still ongoing, and we will continue to update this story as we receive more information.

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